NEW YORK (AP) Comments on the New Orleans Saints by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (17)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 14) - You can set your watch to when Drew Brees does not throw a touchdown pass; once every four years.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 16) - Was that Drew Brees throwing five picks? Looked like imposter.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 17)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 16) - Too little, too late for the 5-7 Saints.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 19) - Looks like that burst after an 0-4 start is finally over. Only a miracle saves the Saints.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 19) - QB Drew Brees has thrown 50 or more passes in three games this season and the Saints have lost all of them.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 17) - So the Drew Brees streak is over. Now, when does Bountygate end?
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 18) - Drew Brees can handle a pass rush, but not this kind of pressure.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 18) - It appears the season is lost and it is a shame. Brees tried to do too much and it has been ugly the last few games. This team will bounce right back next year.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 17) - The Saints just lost to the Falcons and now they travel to the Giants to face a ticked off Giants team.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 18) - That really wasn't Drew Brees forcing passes, mismanaging the clock and throwing five interceptions against Atlanta, was it?
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 19) - They came up awfully small in two of their biggest games of the season the last two weeks.